Pookie is very thankful for the new collar I brought her from Turkey and insisted to show it today to all visitors. Today's Carnival is "Thanksgiving". Europeans, don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I wish to everybody who is celebrating "Happy Thanksgiving" ! and my condolences to all turkies.
The alternative theme was "thankful". So here is what I am thankful for :
I am thankful to my neighbour who takes such good care of our cats when we are away and also to my friends when they drive me when it's dark as I don't see very well in the night. I am also thankful when somebody carries me some heavy stuff or when somebody does something for me.
But I am also very happy for things or events where people would be thankful for.
I am happy that our marriage lasted now for almost 37 years and we are still together even with up and downs while all our friends who married at the same time are divorced, except one other couple.
I am also happy that our son has become a nice grown-up man and that he is happy too.
I am happy about our house and that we were able to built it together and we still love it.
I am happy to live in a rather small but very nice town which is very international.
I am happy that we have no financial worries
and I am happy that we have our four cats and everybody (husband included) is in good health.
In short I am quite happy with my life now. I say now because it would be a lie if I would say that it has always been like that.
And yes we are this ridiculous elderly couple, although that doesn't really fit on us, as we are both tall have no grey hairs (my husband just a few) and are quite well "conserved", which is living with its four cats. Their only worry is, are they in, are they out, where is Kim, where is Arthur, why didn't you open the door, did you clean the litterbox and so on ......
And for those who really want to know why Thanksgiving is celebrated, there is a very nice explanation here.